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Saturday, August 6, 2011

"You Know You're From (fill in the blank) when ..." -- Maui Groups Sprouting on Facebook

Facebook Group Logo
The current flurry of Maui groups sprouting on Facebook with names that start with "You Know You're From (fill in the blank) when..." is enough to make one's head spin!

What does it mean?

Well for me, it means an incredibly rich resource of Maui's cultural history, kind of like sitting around a world-wide campfire with people of all ages, reminiscing about the good 'ole days on Maui (pass the marshmallows, please). It's a living, breathing, interactive, ever-changing REAL history of Us -- what a wondrous concept!

One of my favorite features is the search box at the upper right, where you can type in people's names or specific keywords.

Also, I like to compare the memories from the different decades -- sometimes there's lots of change and sometimes things remain pretty much the same.

All of the groups are open, which means you can view all of the members and posts without joining the group. I just asked to join the Makawao group, and I hope someone in the group adds me. That'll mean I can make comments and respond to other people's posts.

These are the groups I found, with the number of members, as of today:

In full swing:
You know you from HANA when... (245)
You Know U from Kihei If You ... (686)
You Know you're from Lahaina if _________. (920)
U know you from Lana'i if you........ (177)
You Know U from Makawao If ... (337)
You know you're from Moloka'i if... (97)
Still gearing up:
You know your from haiku when you.... (11)
You know u from Kula if you... (37)
YOU know you from PAIA when... (28)
I don't see a group for Wailuku yet -- did I miss it?

If your Maui town doesn't have a Facebook group, please consider starting one. We'll all be the richer for it!


Funny/strange... I wrote the campfire comparison above *before* I saw the Facebook Group graphic.

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